Fort Mill SC Chiropractor – Dr. David Hall

Active Seniors Lower Back Pain Occurrence

Date: July 20, 2017 | Time: 4:45am

yoga-1434787_1920In a recent study of 1,387 seniors aged 70 to 100 years, seniors who exercised more frequently and more strenuously had a lower incidence of lower back pain (LBP). Participation in strenuous physical activity was not only associated with a lower incident of LBP, but also associated with a lower risk of having previously suffered from LBP lasting for more than 30-days. Researchers concluded, "Strenuous physical activity at least once a week is protective for incident LBP in seniors." All individuals, especially seniors, should visit their primary health care provider prior to initiating any exercise regimen or elevated physical activity.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine. 32(1):76-81
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2007

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Soap And Water For Clean Hands

Date: July 3, 2017 | Time: 8:44pm

pool-778207_1920According to researchers, washing hands with regular soap and water is just as effective as using anti-bacterial soaps and sanitizers, if hand washing is performed correctly. Studies show that washing hands thoroughly for 15 seconds removes 90 percent of bacteria. However, most people do not wash their hands often enough, thorough enough or dry their hands thoroughly. Gel sanitizers are good in that a few squirts can thoroughly cover the entire hands and it does not require water. Thus, while all the new fancy products to keep our hands clean have their benefits, when used properly, good old soap and water does the trick very nicely.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters; January 2007.
Copyright: ProfessionalPlanets.com LLC 2007

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Eat Slow To Eat Less

Date: June 20, 2017 | Time: 7:42pm

lobster-1615616_1920.jpgThe theory of 'eat slow and you won't eat as much' has now been proven in a new study conducted by University of Rhode Island researchers. Generally speaking, researchers found women who were instructed to eat slower ended up consuming significantly fewer calories. Additionally, immediately and within an hour of consuming their meals, women who ate slowly felt fuller and reported feeling more satisfied. Researchers stated that individuals could expect to consume around 200 calories less per day simply by eating slower.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. December 1, 2006.
Copyright: ChiroPlanet.com 2006

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ABC's Dancing With The Stars Needs Chiropractic Too

Date: June 5, 2017 | Time: 5:40pm

argentine-tango-2079964_1920During ABC's new popular program, Dancing With The Stars, football great Emmitt Smith discussed his key relationship with his chiropractor, Robert Parker, DC. The show included footage showing Smith receiving treatment from Dr. Parker prior to his dance competition; Dr. Parker has been treating Smith since 1995. According to head judge Len Goodman, Smith went on to deliver "the best samba of the night". During the same episode, two of the show's dancing professionals, Karina Smirnoff and Ashly DelGrosso, were dancing injured. As a result, program producers had a chiropractor standing by just in case the women needed treatment.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Chiropractic Association. October 13, 2006.
Copyright: ChiroPlanet.com 2006

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Chiropractic - It's Not Just About Back and Neck Pain - It's About Wellness

Date: May 23, 2017 | Time: 9:39pm

head-650878_1920According to data from the National Health Interview Survey conducted in 2002, at any given time approximately one quarter (26.4%) of U.S. adults report having suffered from low back pain lasting at least an entire day in the preceding 3 months. Neck pain lasting at least an entire day was reported by 13.8% of U.S. adults within the preceding 3 months. These are two of the most common conditions prevalent in society today and comprise a large percentage of the people that seek chiropractors care. However, more and more people are learning about the wellness related benefits of chiropractic care. This includes chiropractic care designed to not only alleviate pain, but care that has been designed to improve one's overall wellbeing. Call today and allow us to show you what chiropractic care has to offer you and your entire family!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Spine. 31(23):2724-2727, November 1, 2006.
Copyright: ChiroPlanet.com 2006

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Massage Effective In Managing Dementia Patients

Date: May 8, 2017 | Time: 8:38pm

wellness-285587_1920In the review of two clinical trials, Danish researchers have found that hand massage appears to calm patients suffering from dementia - the predominant symptom of Alzheimer's patients. The effects of dementia are difficult to manage - wandering, difficulty with eating and bathing, anxiety, confusion and agitation. It is very exciting to explore treatment methods such as therapeutic touch and massage in order to assist the relief of these problems naturally. While more studies are needed to evaluate the effects of massage on patients suffering from dementia, it is clear that different forms of therapeutic touch and massage have some very powerful and as of yet unexplored benefits on the human body.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: Reuters. November 8, 2006 | Cochrane Library Online, October 18, 2006.
Copyright: ChiroPlanet.com 2006

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Chiropractic Adjustments/Manipulation Effective For Neck Pain

Date: April 26, 2017 | Time: 6:36pm

back-pain-1491802_1920Not that you didn't already know about the incredible effects of chiropractic care, but yet another study has been published showing the significant benefits of chiropractic care in a group of individuals suffering from neck pain. In this new study, researchers studied the immediate effects of a chiropractic cervical (neck) adjustment on neck pain and active cervical range of motion. Seventy patients (25 male and 45 female) aged 20 to 55 years with mechanical neck pain were involved with the study. Researchers concluded that with just a single chiropractic adjustment (often referred to as chiropractic manipulation), the majority of patients experienced an immediate decrease in neck pain as well as immediate increase in neck motion as compared with a control group.

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. September 2006; Vol 29, No. 17.
Copyright: ChiroPlanet.com 2006

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Back-To-School Backpack Safety Checklist

Date: April 11, 2017 | Time: 8:33pm

backpack-copyIt's about that time when our children and teens begin heading back to school. Given that, we'd like to share a few important tips, compliments of our friends at the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), with the parents of those lugging around those backpacks filled with books, laptops and other school related materials.

Backpack Safety Checklist:

  • Is the backpack the correct size for your child? The backpack should never be wider or longer than your child's torso, and the pack should not hang more than 4 inches below the waistline. A backpack that hangs too low increases the weight on the shoulders, causing your child to lean forward when walking.
  • Does the backpack have two wide, padded shoulder straps? Non-padded straps are not only uncomfortable, but also they can place unnecessary pressure on the neck and shoulder muscles.
  • Does your child use both straps? Lugging a heavy backpack by one strap can cause a disproportionate shift of weight to one side, leading to neck and muscle spasms, low-back pain, and poor posture.
  • Are the shoulder straps adjustable? The shoulder straps should be adjustable so the backpack can be fitted to your child's body. The backpack should be evenly centered in the middle of your child's back.
  • Does the backpack have a padded back? A padded back not only provides increased comfort, but also protects your child from being poked by sharp edges on school supplies (pencils, rulers, notebooks, etc.) inside the pack.
  • Does the pack have several compartments? A backpack with individualized compartments helps position the contents most effectively. Make sure that pointy or bulky objects are packed away from the area that will rest on your child's back, and try to place the heaviest items closet to the body.
Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: American Chiropractic Association. August 17, 2006.
Copyright: ChiroPlanet.com 2006

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Chiropractic is a Natural Solution for Degenerative Hip Pain

Date: March 27, 2017 | Time: 7:42pm

skin_and_bones_2Hip pain has many different causes. A common cause is osteoarthritis (OA) which results in degenerative joint changes. OA can result from a traumatic injury, chronic joint stress or even genetic factors. The symptoms often begin as a mild ache in the groin or buttock area with hip stiffness in the mornings which may improve during the day but often increases with weight bearing activities. The pain may progress into an overshadowing upper leg or knee pain which can result from an altered gait (walking pattern).

There is little supporting evidence for the reversal of OA. Chiropractic care however, is helpful in mitigating the symptoms and slowing or sometimes halting the progression of the disease by helping restore proper joint alignment and function while diminishing inflammation and balancing supporting muscles.

The Hall Chiropractic system of health begins with 30 years' experience. It includes addressing the causes of a problem - not just the symptoms. Our comprehensive care plan includes clinical and home work to strengthen muscles, improve posture and increase mobility. Call Dr. Hall at 803.421.2240or visit us at 1171 Market Street, Suite 104 in Fort Mill's Baxter Village for a no-obligation consultation. Our office is open from 7AM Monday through Friday and we accept most health insurances.


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Back Pain - A Little Something for Everybody!

Date: March 14, 2017 | Time: 7:37pm

stocksnap_vgpll83ygrNeck and back pain continue to be a global dilemma. A recent study surveyed 600 men aging from 35 to 70 for pain over a one-year span. The results showed 67% experienced low back pain, 64% neck pain and 17% mid back pain. Low back pain was reported as the most intense and disabling. Fortunately, chiropractic care has a proven track record of helping men, women and children with these kinds of problems.

The Hall Chiropractic system of health begins with 30 years' experience. It includes addressing the causes of a problem - not just the symptoms. Our comprehensive care plan includes clinical and home work to strengthen muscles, improve posture and increase mobility. Call Dr. Hall at 803.421.2240or visit us at 1171 Market Street, Suite 104 in Fort Mill's Baxter Village for a no-obligation consultation. Our office is open from 7AM Monday through Friday and we accept most health insurances.


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